"In the same way, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR PRAYER

O God of all beginnings and endings,
We praise and thank you for the gift of this school year.
It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,
With challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows.

The days have passed quickly, O Lord.
The weeks, the months, the seasons, the holidays and holy days,
The exams, vacations, breaks, and assemblies,
All have come forth from your hand.

While we trust that your purposes have always been at work each day,
Sometimes it has seemed difficult to understand and appreciate
Just what you have been up to in our school.

Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer.
Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.
Bring all of our plans to a joyful conclusion,
And bless us, according to your will,

With the fulfillment of our summer hopes and dreams.
Watch over us in the weeks of rest ahead,
And guide each day as you have done this past year.
Help us return to school with a new spirit and a new energy.

May we continue to grow
In age, wisdom, knowledge and grace
All the days of our lives.

Amen.
 
(This is a prayer that was found online, whose author/source is unknown.)
GRADUATION
Kindergarten Graduation
Kindergarten Graduation will be taking place at Baldwin Street CRC on Tuesday, June 1. Due to the size and the current restrictions in place, we will be doing one class at a time to allow for more attendees. Mary Steenwyk's class will be at 6pm and Lisa Breuker's class will follow at 7pm. Please see your teachers' newsletter for more details.

8th Grade Graduation
8th Grade Graduation will take place Wednesday, June 2, outside at JCS near the soccer fields. Please bring your own lawn chairs, we will have markers for rows. All are welcome! The ceremony begins at 7:30.

We are so excited and thankful to be able to celebrate these milestones with you!
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JCS YEARBOOKS
Yearbooks are ordered and we are eagerly awaiting their arrival! Unfortunately, since we moved up our last day of school they will not be here before we are done with our school year. We plan to have a day in June where we will be at school to hand out yearbooks to those that ordered them. More information will come once we have a better idea of when the yearbooks will be here. Any questions please email Erika at ewykstra@jensionchristian.org.  
THEME FOR NEXT YEAR
Be An Example

Be Kind - Be Faithful - Be Joyful

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
NEW STUDENT DOCUMENTS
If you have a new student enrolled for next year (Pre-K/Kindergarten) there are documents that are required by the state for us to have on file BEFORE school starts this fall. Some of these documents require you to plan for in advance:

  • Green Health Form completed and signed by your doctor which needs to include the immunization record - immunization records are required by Michigan law before a student's first day of school.

  • Vision and Hearing Screening - Currently the Health Department has not set up testing dates/sites for these clinics. They are hoping to provide some this summer with first priority going to Kindergartners. Some doctors will perform these at your well child visit so be sure to ask your doctor. We will notify all incoming Kindergartners as soon as we find out if the Health Department will be offering these clinics this summer.

  • A copy of your child's Birth Certificate - Last year there was difficulty in getting these records from the County Clerk's office in a timely manner. If you don't already have a copy of your birth certificate, please be sure to place a request as soon as possible to allow time for processing!

If you have questions regarding the items needed, please contact Sandy Brower in the school office.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 26 - Last Day of School (Noon dismissal - if you are a busing family, please see the note below regarding busing for the last day)

Upcoming dates:
June 1 - Kindergarten Graduation at Baldwin Street CRC (6pm Steenwyk's class, 7pm Breuker's class)
June 2 - 8th Grade Graduation - Outdoors at JCS - 7:30pm


2021-22 Calendar Correction *Please Note*
The calendar that was included with the enrollment packets has an incorrect date on it. Please make note that the Elementary Christmas Program is actually Tuesday, December 14 and NOT December 13.


Office Hours for the Summer:
June - The office will be open 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday
July - The office will be open 9am-3pm Tuesday-Thursday
(closed the week of the 4th of July)
Aug - The office will be open 9am-3pm Monday - Friday
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Unity Summer Sports Camps – Registration for Unity Christian Summer Sports Camps is now open! We offer summer camps for students ages 3 years to 12th grade in a variety of sports. To see details on the camps and how to sign up, please click here. Because our registration began later this year and some camps begin the week of June 14, we ask that you please register and pay by June 7.  Feel free to contact Unity’s Athletic Office at 669-1820 or athletics@unitychristian.org with any questions you may have!

Unity Christian Youth Football for Grades 3 – 8 -- Registration for Unity Christian Youth Football is now open! We will again have a 3rd/4th grade team(s), a 5th/6th grade team(s), a 7th grade team, and an 8th grade team. Practices will begin on August 16 for 3rd – 6th grades and August 23 for 78ers. For more information and to register online, go to https://unitychristianathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/46418954. Feel free to contact Unity’s Athletic Office at 669-1820 or athletics@unitychristian.org with any questions you may have!
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.)
All orders MUST be preordered. TRIP has dwindled down its inventory and gift cards are now being ordered on an as needed basis. Pick ups will be offered ONLY on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 PM

Summer TRIP schedule is as follows:

Order by Tuesday, June 22 for pick up on Wednesday, June 30
Order by Tuesday, July 20 for pick up on Wednesday,  July 28
Order by Tuesday, August 17 for pick up on Wednesday, August 25

If you have an online TRIP account, we would encourage you to order your TRIP cards via the online ordering system. If you don’t have an online TRIP account, please email your order to JCS Trip at trip@jenisonchristian.org and your money will be collected when you pick up your order.  As a reminder, we will NOT be able to fulfill any orders at pick up. ALL ORDERS ARE PREORDERED.
BUS BULLETIN
The 2021-22 Enrollment Transportation Letter has been emailed to all JCS families and includes sign-up information for both JCS and JPS busing. You may also find the information on our website:  https://www.jenisonchristian.org/admissions/transportation.cfm. (Click on 2021-22 Transportation Letter.)

  • ALL families (current and new) who reside OUTSIDE of the JPS district (JCS DEER and EAGLE buses) must submit busing enrollment information no later than June 1, 2021. 

  • All JPS busing requests/changes (RABBIT bus) must be submitted by June 25. If you live within a 1.2 mile radius of JCS, this is considered a parental-transportation zone and busing is not available for your family.  

Please email Sharon Sytsma with any questions at ssytsma@jenisonchristian.org.

Last Day of School: May 26 will be a half-day. The JCS DEER and EAGLE buses will provide both AM and NOON busing. The JPS RABBIT bus will provide only AM busing.  The JPS RABBIT bus will not provide busing home at NOON on May 26.

To contact your JCS bus drivers, please email at deer14@jenisonchristian.org or eagle18@jenisonchristian.org
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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May Birthdays
10 - Lonnie Wiener
12 - Erika Wykstra
15 - Courtney Scholten
15 - Ellie Schuur
15 - Sandy Brower
16 - Marcia Dykstra
17 - Jamie Reinhart
18 - Kaylin Busscher
21 - Jennifer Zellinger
23 - Leah Dozeman
29 - Lisa Breuker
DAILY WAYS TO SUPPORT JCS
The Paper Gator is still open!
Recycle your paper products in the Paper Gator (Located in the Baldwin Street Lot in the Northeast corner - NEW location)
As you are making your purchases online, remember to make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile for JCS
Please save your Spartan receipts for JCS! You can drop them off at the office anytime.
For those who use Shipt for grocery delivery and receive email receipts, you can just forward your receipt on to receipts@boxtops4education.com within 14 days and your earnings will automatically be applied to JCS. You will need to create an account to link your email to JCS. 
QUICK LINKS
JENISON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Jenison, MI 49428